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GOP Letter: IRS Must Provide Plan to Address More Than 16 Million Outstanding Tax Returns

January 19, 2022 — Blog

With less than two weeks before the start of the 2022 tax filing season and more than 16 million outstanding tax returns at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), top Republicans at the Ways and Means Committee and Appropriations Committee called on IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig to provide information on how the agency will address this crisis for hardworking taxpayers. Within his first year in ...

Letter: GOP Members Request Answers on IRS Tax Return Backlog Ahead of Upcoming Filing Season

December 09, 2021 — Blog

With ongoing tax filing backlogs plaguing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 99 House Republicans, including House Republican Leadership and all Ways and Means Republicans, called for IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig to provide information on how the agency plans to resolve its process and prepare for the upcoming 2022 tax filing season. The members wrote: “This massive backlog is causing ...

Letter: Biden Admin Delays Key Child Care Funds, Harming Families

November 30, 2021 — Blog

The Biden Administration’s inaction on approving crucial and routine state Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) plans is delaying essential funds for child care providers, Republican leader on the House Committee on Ways and Means Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Republican leader on the House Committee on Education and Labor Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) warned in a letter to U.S. Department of Health ...

LETTER to Ambassador Tai: How the U.S. Can Get WTO Reform Right at MC12

November 24, 2021 — Blog

With global trade at a critical crossroads, House Committee on Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Senate Committee on Finance Republican Leader Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai calling for the United States to demonstrate leadership by pushing for strong outcomes in reforming the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the upcoming ...

Lawmakers Request Biden Administration to Brief Congress on Sweeping, Cure-Killing Provisions and Their Costs

November 16, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Lawmakers are urging the Biden Administration to provide greater information and analysis in their rush towards a drug pricing scheme that would dramatically change how the United States pays for drugs and upend the incentives that exist today for innovation and generic and biosimilar competition. Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Energy and ...

LETTER: Ways and Means GOP Request Hearing to Ensure Stability of Medicare Providers

November 10, 2021 — Correspondence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With health care providers facing financial uncertainty in the wake of the COVID pandemic, Ways and Means Republicans are calling on Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) to hold a hearing to examine payment changes that could impact health care professionals and patients’ access to care. In a letter, the members wrote: “As the legislative process for this crippling partisan ...

LETTER: Political Targeting and Lawlessness at IRS Should Not Be Rewarded

November 08, 2021 — Blog

Lawmakers are raising questions about political targeting at the IRS, since it appears the agency violated a standing legal order when it denied a conservative organization tax exempt status, on the basis that certain Bible teachings are politically affiliated. Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Oversight Subcommittee Republican Leader Rep. ...

LETTER: Child Tax Credit Headaches Plague IRS

November 01, 2021 — Blog

Months after Democrats began distributing cash-for-kids welfare checks, the rushed Child Tax Credit (CTC) online payment website is still plagued by missing payment and fraud issues. Top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and top Republican on the Oversight Subcommittee Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) today wrote a letter to IRS Commissioner Rettig calling for ...